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Trees n 37 The pine tree grows most abundantly in the Mountain Pine Ridge area. Unlike its northern relative, this softwood evergreen has long flowing needles that appear soft and attractive. The bark of one species is thick and rough and more fire-resistant than the bark of a second type that grows on the ridge. Some pine trees in Belize have been invaded by the pine beetle. This little beetle, barely 1/8th of an inch long, is the most aggressive of the five known species. A mating pair will produce up to 160 kids.
The shrub’s spines are home to the Acacia ant; each tree can hold 10,000 to 100,000 ants. The tree and the ants have formed an interdependency that seems to work. The tree provides a home and food (the sweet nectar produced at the base of its leaves) and the ant in turn bites or stings anyone who comes near the tree. The shrub’s violet-scented flowers are used in France’s perfume industry. Cacao, grown throughout the tropics, gives the world over one million tons of chocolate powder every year.
The 5,000 workers in the tourist industry make even less. Domestic workers and shop attendants (mostly women) earn 87¢ an hour and they are required to work six days a week for a total of 45 hours. Construction workers fare a bit better; a carpenter makes about $17-$20 a day, and a foreman makes even more. Cultural Groups n 17 On the upside, taxes paid on earnings (including corporate earnings) never rise above 25% and every worker gets 13 paid public holidays, two weeks vacation with pay and up to 16 days a year in sick leave.
Adventure Guide to Belize, 5th Edition (Hunter Travel Guides) by Vivien Lougheed